Figuring Out Exactly Where Hard-to-Count People Live

In New York, California and other states, officials are focused on how to ensure the U.S. Census counts everybody. That means investing money and conducting research to identify where to spend it.

As Feds Expand Guest Worker Visas, Many Companies Say More Still Needed

Competition is stiff for businesses seeking H-2B visas. And the worker shortages have been felt all over the country, in a range of industries.

A State Slow to Come Back from the Recession Pushes for Economic Wins

Rhode Island is recruiting companies and looking for long-term growth.

Can ‘Veggie Burgers’ Boost Rural Economic Growth?

An agricultural economist sees plant-based proteins—like lentil burgers and tofu— as one answer for communities in central Montana.

Measuring Results of Early Childhood Spending

Finding more resources to help struggling populations “needs to be reframed as an economic imperative, even a national security issue.”

Finding Jobs for the Hard-to-Employ

In Minnesota, a training and hiring program is working on getting people into employment, including for the Hennepin County government.

When the Beach Is Out of Reach—Coastal Access Becomes a Growing Concern

As Americans crowd toward the coasts, states and municipalities are caught in passionate battles about public access, while lawsuits seem headed for the U.S. Supreme Court.

Onshore Fish-Farming Proponents Have a New Arrow in Their Quiver

A Deloitte report sees worldwide potential for technology being deployed in Maine and Florida.

New Industry Promises to Bring ‘Made in America’ Label to Fish

Onshore fish farming in Maine moving ahead with support of local and state officials.

Portland, Maine Ready to Flip Switch on Smart Traffic Signals

The city hopes a new tech upgrade will cut wait times at one difficult commuter bottleneck by 20 to 30 percent.

Housing Affordability Rises on the National Agenda

Corporations are teaming with mayors to boost the issue’s visibility.

As Courts See Local Flood of Opioid Lawsuits, Litigation Strategies Can Vary By State

In Arkansas and other states, city and county associations have led a full-out charge against the pharmaceutical industry.

Legal Shootout at the Broadband Corral

City officials in Texas confront the state on its industry-backed preemption law.

Preemption Battles Continue as Cities Look to Improve Internet Connectivity

From Georgia to Texas and Colorado, city halls are trying to fend off state efforts to assert control over local rights of way.

Struggling Mill Town Hopes for Aquaculture-Fueled Recovery

America’s increasing appetite for salmon could give Bucksport, Maine a much-needed economic boost.

Seeking Startups in the Heartland

Venture capitalists look to encourage entrepreneurship in the “other” 47 states.

Corruption in the Cross Hairs as New Yorkers Go to Polls

A potential constitutional convention in the Empire State could reform Albany’s back-room culture.

Coalition of Strange Bedfellows Opposes N.Y. Constitutional Convention Proposal

The Nov. 7 vote has excited many interests and prompted well-funded campaigns on both sides of the issue.

Controversy Continues to Dog New National Monument in Maine

But North Woods residents hope it will generate more activity in their fading economy.